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How can I go about looking for accommodation?

As in other major cities, finding housing, especially near to universities, can be difficult and frustrating. There are several ways of looking for housing, for example you can try checking the advertisements for rentals in one of the local newspapers. A comprehensive range of properties available to rent can be found in the Wednesday and Friday print editions of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Advertisements can also be viewed online at: http://immobilienmarkt.sueddeutsche.de.

Experience has shown that placing your own advertisement can be successful. Many property owners like to select their own future tenants. You can place an advertisement by e-mail to: anzeigenannahme@sueddeutsche.de or online (only in German) at: http://anzeigen.sueddeutsche.de.

Another good place to start your apartment hunt is Immobilienscout24: http://www.immobilienscout24.de/

The more expensive way to find an apartment is to use the services of an agent. Their fee is usually the equivalent to two-month’s rent.

Examples of online services include:

• Mitwohnzentrale—Furnished accommodation in Germany
www.mitwohnzentrale.de

• Flathopper—Furnished housing
http://www.flathopper.de/en/temporary-accommodation/

• Home Company—The Portal for short-term accommodation
www.homecompany.de/en/start.htm

• WG-Gesucht (apartments/shared apartments)
www.wg-gesucht.de/en/

• Statt-Hotel (private lodgings in Munich)
www.statthotel.de/home.html

• Mr. Living
www.mrliving.de

• Mr. Lodge
www.mrlodge.de/eng/home.htm

• AirBNB
https://www.airbnb.com/

• Farawayhome
https://www.farawayhome.com/